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Influencing Your Emotions and Creating Restoration and Resilience in Times of Adversity

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August 10, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Christy Matta

Experiencing positive emotions is important, not just in the good times, but even more so, when stress is high. In a pandemic and a time of great uncertainty, our usual routines are important, but not enough. When the typical restorative strategies aren’t available or are no longer effective, you have to be more intentional to maintain your emotional well-being. In fact, research indicates that positive emotions not only off-set stress, but also facilitate flexible, inclusive, creative, integrative and forward thinking.  
Learn how your approach to adversity influences your resilience and practice strategies that get your mind and body in a place to create positive life experiences. Participants will take away a variety of evidence-based strategies for gratitude, goal setting and resilience that influence their experience of positive emotions.
Workshop Facilitator:
Christy Matta, MA, Program Manager for the Stanford Neurodiversity Project and Author of The Stress Response: How Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Can Free You From Needless Anxiety, Worry, Anger, And Other Symptoms of Stress. Prior to joining the Stanford Neurodiversity Project, Christy worked in non-profits and local government, and in 2004 she co-designed and provided clinical supervision to a winner of the American Psychiatric Associations (APA) Gold Award.